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Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Saturday, June 6, 2020

In this issue…
  • Looking Ahead to 2020-21
  • Limited Space Available for 2020-21
  • Students Will Return School Materials, Collect Locker Belongings
  • Essential Food Drive Supports Our Communities
  • Students Who Receive Free, Reduced Meal Benefits Qualify for Additional Assistance
  • Student Activities: Summer Update, Planning for Fall
Looking Ahead to 2020-21
This first week of summer break has given us an opportunity to close out the 2019-20 school year while continuing to plan for the 2020-21 school year that begins on Monday, August 24. Two committees of faculty and staff are working side-by-side to plan for the new school year. One committee is focusing on instructional design – what will school look like when we resume in the fall? The other committee is looking at campus-wide operations – from student activities to conducting school on a day-to-day basis. You can rest assured that we will partner with and follow recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Education and Minnesota Department of Health for how to conduct school. We hope to share periodic updates throughout the summer as we finalize our plans.
Limited Space Available for 2020-21

As we look ahead to the 2020-21 school year, we have had many phone calls and email exchanges with prospective families seeking admission to DeLaSalle. We have limited space available in our enrollment and continue to add new incoming transfer students and new ninth graders. We invite prospective families to contact the Admissions Office as soon as possible to start the inquiry process. We will continue to place new students throughout the summer.

Students Will Return School Materials, Collect Locker Belongings

During the week of June 8, we look forward to seeing all students in grades 9, 10, and 11, as they return school materials and collect their locker belongings. DeLaSalle has scheduled a specific window of time for each student to exchange their materials. You may find the schedule here in a June edition of The Source. Students should be prepared to return any textbooks, athletic uniforms, or other school materials they have in their possession. Anyone participating in the exchange of materials will be required to wear personal protective equipment such as a face mask or covering and adhere to strict social distancing guidelines. Please visit The Source to see other important details about the day, including additional steps we are taking to ensure the safety of our students and staff.

Students not returning to DeLaSalle should turn in their iPad along with any other school materials during the week of June 8. All other students returning to DeLaSalle for the 2020-21 school year will keep their school-issued iPad over the summer. The 2019-20 protection plan will be extended until July 31. Students needing repairs to their device before next school year should contact support@delasalle.com to arrange for repair.

Essential Food Drive Benefits Our Communities

 

DeLaSalle students, families, and staff can continue to make a difference in their communities and serve those in need, as we are called to do. DeLaSalle will host an Essential Food Drive at the school during the week of June 8, from 9:00am-4:00pm each day. We invite families to donate pasta, pasta sauce, beans (canned or dried), unrefrigerated tortillas, peanut butter, jelly, and rice. Donation tables will be located outside the school entrances. DeLaSalle staff will coordinate the delivery of donated items to neighborhoods, churches, and other organizations, who support our community in times of need. Families who are in need of support from the drive may contact the school here.

Students Who Receive Free, Reduced Meal Benefits Qualify for Additional Assistance

DeLaSalle students who qualify for the federal free and reduced-price meal program will receive additional benefits, the state Human Services department announced Friday. The additional $325 pandemic electronic benefit transfer per child will automatically be loaded on existing EBT cards for those students who were receiving federal free or reduced meal, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) benefits. Families must use the benefit to purchase food only within a year of the date issued. Families can check their EBT card balance at EBTedge.com. Continue reading

Student Activities: Summer Update, Planning for Fall
The Student Activities office is working in partnership with school administration and the Minnesota State High School League to establish small group workout procedures and return to play protocol. 

The optional summer waiver period begins Monday, June 15, which allows coaches to start contacting athletes about coaching and instruction. This will look different than past years, as we will need to account for social distancing and safety measures. The Summer Waiver Period will run through Friday, August 7, with a “No Contact Period” July 3-5. During the No Contact Period, coaches cannot reach out to athletes. No in person contact can take place until coaches get approval from the Activities Office and school administration. The Activities Office and school administration are diligently working to develop plans for in person training plans; look for more information before June 15. Until then (June 1-14) coaches can connect with athletes virtually in regards to team building, leadership, and suggested workouts. Coaches cannot give assessment or evaluation until June 15.

Learn more about how you can prepare for fall activities in our Summer and Fall Activities newsletter here.

“I have plans of hope and prosperity for you” Jeremiah 29:11
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